Courses & Talks

HORSE LISTENING WITH CAROLINE AT WILDWOODS RIDING CENTRE. MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY  2019

telephone: 01737 812 146

www.wildwoodsriding.co.uk

What do we really want from our horses? What are we desperately trying to achieve?  What are the pressures on us to perform and also on the horses? How many people really look into the eyes of their horses and know what they are looking at? I see depression, disillusionment, pain, disconnection, I see fear I see horses pampered to death, that are natural animals, I see them overweight like so many of their riders. Too much food is not good for anyone. I see ill-fitting saddles and sore backs I see a host of fears and worries.

What can we do about this?

How can we get the balance right of domestication /versus freedom to which all horses have a right.

How can we balance our requests with their lives?

A horse is a partner, you must speak to him, you must develop your communication to be subconscious before you can become a true horseperson, because it is the unseen which drives and the unobvious which holds the clue to our request. There is no such thing as “Horse Whispering” it was invented by Nicolas Evans, but there is quietness, there is intent there is heart, there is love and it is through you and your spirit the horse will feel and understand. Come and learn how to let go and be with your horse on a level you have not dreamed of. It is a wonderful experience.

 

Start at 9.30, for 10 am.

Introduction, The horse versus the Human.

Blind Trust Walk, and other games.

11am. Working with free schooling., learning to see how you affect the horse.

Lunch 12.30 to 1 30 pm

Looking at PTSD and problems and how to solve them.

Working on long reins.

Learning to see and solving problems

Finish at 4.30

 Price £85.00

WILDWOODS RIDING CENTRE, Ebbisham Lane, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5BH

 

COME AND LEARN TO RIDE SIDE SADDLE ON TROJAN THE MECHANICAL HORSE. Call Wildwoods Riding Centre on  01737 812146

Then we can put you up on Ranger, Honey or Bella for the real thing.

Call Caroline Baldock on 07745 831 843 or wildwood Riding Centre.

 

LONGREINING, LEADING, DEVELOPING TRUST AND WORKING WITH RUBY THE RIDER.

We will be running two consecuitive weekends training the Caspian horse from untouched to ridable.

LEARN ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE CASPIANS HORSES, and why in ancient times the Hittites used them as chariot horses.

HANDLE THEM FROM THE START and learn the techniques of old fashioned horsemanship long reining and breaking to carriage.

Caroline’s was a professional flat jockey and has collaboration with Monty Roberts and many other professional horse people over the years. She will explain the values of long reining and the use of voice commands.

Caroline has spent years riding racehorses and has also ridden in most disciplines. She was literary assistant to Monty Roberts, putting together 3 books for him. The influences in her life are many, but she does not align herself to any one specific method. She calls what she does ‘common sense horsemanship’.

Caroline believes;

‘Horses were not put into the world to serve mankind, but that is what they have done. They are not here as stepping-stones for war, or sport or pleasure. They are equals in the journey through life, not to be exploited. We need to understand that they have great intelligence and they can think for themselves and learn at great speed. Many of the horses I deal with have been taught to behave dangerously. I offer to you the possibility of learning how sensitive and intelligent horses are and to get the best out of your horse by giving it time to think and by being gentle.’

Terms and Conditions: Weather permitting: 24 hours notice given if the weather is unacceptable and money will be refunded.

Payment of 50% will secure place at the clinic and is returnable if notification on non-attendance is given within 48 hours.

All clinicians must wear appropriate clothing and footwear when working with horses and must have experience with horse work and riding.. Hats and gloves are essential.

___________________________________________________

LONG REINING CLINICS  at Wildwoods Riding Centre Ebbisham Lane, Walton on the Hill, Epsom

£85 per day.

BEGINNERS DAY 26th February 2018

LONG REINING INTERMEDIATE DAY 5th March 2018

ADVANCED DAY  12th March 2018

BEGINNERS DAY

We are happy for you to bring your own horse or to use horses provide by Wildwoods Riding Center.

How to train your horse, by long reining. Begin the process of learning how to long rein. You can bring your horse or use riding school horses. Caroline will introduce you to influencing, body language, line management, technique, and voice control. Learn about the advantages of long reining training to voice aids with a balance double line. Working from the ground is essential in the training of the horse.

By exploring ways the horse can be trained we also develop the communication process. Understanding your horse, is essential to your ability to perform. Be open and receptive to change. Learn about empathy. Learn how to improve your horses’ performance levels through exemplary ground handling – good communication, and precise timing – building trust and love.

LONG REINING INTERMEDIATE DAY 5th March 2018

Do bring your own horse or to use horses provide by Wildwoods Riding Center.

This day will be devoted to showing how a young horse can be trained to the long reins. Starting a horse one has to understand how a horse reacts to the pressure of training and how to minimize the trauma. We work and discuss the damage that can be done by using methods of training which confuse the horse by muddling up the body language cues the horse understands. This will be a course about behaviour and how best to handle it and to develop the potential of the horse. There are rules; never hit a horse, never shout at a horse, never underestimate your horse’s intelligence. I fear for people who think horses are stupid. They are very patient. In this workshop we will be valuing consistency, commitment, and competence.

We had a study day with my students and visited some of the horses I am working with. It proved to be worthwhile experience for them with lots of hands on with long reins and handling.

I always advise people to arrive at 9.30, which allows them to have a drink meet the other participants and prepare the paperwork.

LONG REINING ADVANCED DAY

This is the last of the three days. It will be devoted to the benefits of long reining, and in working on practice. Before a horse is ridden it should be long reined until its muscles are able to cope with the weight of the saddle and then the rider. The circle provides us with a way of judging how well the horse is developing for many horses on their first circles cannot hold the round they can only cope with squares or rhomboids. This is due to a lack of muscling. We can help a horse to overcome the effects of single line lunging, which should only be used to train a rider. We will show the benefits of the cavaletti and other pole work and all movements used in dressage. We will teach the half pass and back up and also leg yield and turns on the forehand and on the quarters.

Each day runs from 9.30 for 10 am to 4.30. Lunch is not provided.

WHY WE LONG REIN?

By exploring ways the horse can be trained we also evaluate the communication process. We learn from that connection, we become more understanding, receptive and open to change. We enable and support the horse to enjoy his relationship with us and improve his performance levels through exemplary ground handling – good communication, empathy and precise timing – building trust and love. Caroline will share her gentle loading technique, based on communication and empathy.

Caroline’s background as a jockey and her collaboration with Monty Roberts and many other professional horse people over the years has provided her with an insight into equines. She will explain the values of long reining and the use of voice commands.

Caroline believes;

‘Horses were not put into the world to serve mankind, but that is what they have done. They are not here as stepping-stones for war, or sport or pleasure. They are equals in the journey through life, not to be exploited. We need to understand that they have great intelligence and they can think for themselves and learn at great speed. Many of the horses I deal with have been taught to behave dangerously. I offer to you the possibility of learning how sensitive and intelligent horses are and how to get the best out of your horse by giving it time to think by being gentle.’

 

———————————————————————————————

 PLEASE BRING:

A signed copy of the disclaimer: 

PLEASE WEAR:

Riding boots

Riding clothes

Hard hat to current standard

Body protector if you require one.

Gloves

Loading Clinic at Wildwoods Cost £? to be posted.

Loading Day

Further dates to be posted for 2017

With Caroline Baldock 9.30 – 13.00.         £

This workshop will investigate the problems horses face when asked to load into a trailer or horsebox.

We will be schooling the horses to accept this change in environment by putting the horses through a series of desensitization exercises.

It is important to understand what concerns the horse and what reaction he is likely to have when asked to deal with these concerns.

Wildwoods Riding Centre, Epsom, Surrey. 01737 814 872

 

Talks

The Muscles of the Horse in Action Please phone Caroline 07745 831 843

Based on a book by Rolf Becher, ‘Schooling by the Natural Method’, Caroline uses a power point presentation to show the muscles of the horse and how horse training affects these muscles. We begin with the effects of the bearing rein imposed on carriage horses in the 19th century and look at how types of schooling including using long reining, cavaletties, circles and jumping styles can affect your horse’s muscle development.

The Evolution of the Horse

A journey into the evolution of the horse for both adults, and or children. Caroline will use a power point presentation to tell the story of the horse. A complete horse skeleton will be available for study. There is an activity break at half-time.

2 hours with activity breaks.

How the Horse Shaped Epsom

A power point presentation following the history of Epsom and the development of one of the World’s greatest horse races. The talk begins with the Romans and ends with film footage of various Derby’s.

1 hour 30 minutes

My Life With Monty

A power point presentation of Caroline’s life with one of the greatest and best-known and loved horse whisperer’s of the 20th century. It reveals his life and background and the origins of many of his solutions to horse problems. She reveals the genius of this extraordinary horseman.

1 hour 30 minutes

Turkmenistan, the Forgotten Country

An in-depth power point presentation of Turkmenistan and its horses. Caroline visited Turkmenistan twice. She was invited by the government to present a paper on the origin of the Akhal Teke horse.

She brings her knowledge to bear on the origin of the Thoroughbred.

1 hour 30 minutes

Travelling with Louise Firouz in Iran

With a power point presentation Caroline brings to life a journey she made with Louise Firouz to the borders of Turkmenistan with a group of friends and enthusiasts for the Turkoman horse. This comes with a short film.

1 hour 30 minutes

Victorian London

This is a power point presentation of life in Victorian London when horses were the only source of power. Horses had to heave loads up hills, across cobbles, wait in the freezing cold for rich people to be taken home. They had to put up with the horrors of the bearing rein. As this forced the horse’s head up, the under neck muscles over developed and this caused the horse to stumble.

2 hours.

Demonstrations

Caroline is available to book for demonstrations on long reining and horse handling.

She will also ride your horse/s and advise on riding style and training.